|Tutorial 13 - Free Will versus Determinism
Topics: A consideration of free will, a deterministic world and whether
they are compatible
|Tutorial 14 - Can we Avoid Relativism in Ethics?
|Tutorial 15 - Is Altruism Possible?
Topics: A look at psychological and ethical egoism and reasons for rejecting them
|Tutorial 16 - What Makes Actions Right and Wrong? (Moral Theory)
Topics: A consideration of the three main kinds of ethical theories (Virtue Ethics, Consequentialism, Deontology) as formulated by Aristotle, Bentham, and Kant, respectively.
|Tutorial 17 - Monarchy and Democracy
Topics: A look at Hobbes' and Locke's social contract theories of governance
|Tutorial 18 - Communism and the Danger of Utopian Dogmatism
Topics: No tutorial
|Tutorial 19 - Political Freedom: Freedom from the Majority's Tyranny and Minority Rights
Topics: A look at the importance of the protection of individual freedoms
considered by Mill and King's ideas on the philosophical basis for the
use of nonviolent civil disobediance to bring about social change and
the protection or establishment of minority rights
|Tutorial 20 - What is the Best Relationship Between Politics and Religion?
Topics: A consideration of Rawls' notion of public reason and its role
in maintaining a balance between religion and secularism and Pope Benedict
XVI on the necessity of science/reason and religion coming together and
pointing out eachother's limitations
|Tutorial 21 - Can Artistic Judgements be Objective?
Topics: A consideration of arguments that aesthetic judgments are always,
ultimately, subjective and arguments that there can be an objective basis
for some aesthetic judgments. The relationship between aesthetics, ethics
and politics are also considered
|Tutorial 22 - What is the Function of Art?
Topics: A consideration of the function of art in its relationship to
the individual and society
|Tutorial 23 - Fall Term Review
Topics: A review of the major arguments or themes from the metaphysics,
epistemology and philosophy of religion sections
|Tutorial 24 - Winter Term Review | Partial Content from Review Session
Topics: Definitions, Quotes, Short Answer and Essay Questions. Some of the questions are more difficult that you would find on the exam. The short answer questions on the exam are looking for three distinct points, and the essay question will not be as difficult.